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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

dcw3 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (786 comments)

Not sure where you went to school, but I accidentally (forgot it was there) carried a pocket knife into back in the 60s, and was booted.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

dcw3 Re:Good (629 comments)

So, every time someone dies, the estate should check with the IRS? Get a grip.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

dcw3 Re:vote GOP and your student loans will come out o (629 comments)

Yes, it's a vast right (and left) wing conspiracy. *cough* *cough* *BULLSHIT* *cough*

Disclaimer: I don't like corporate money or lobbying in politics, and the concept that companies are people is pure BS as well.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

dcw3 Re:Flat tax - IRS severely downsized (629 comments)

Unless you're talking about taxes that are not income tax, your comment is blatantly incorrect. In fact, there's a large portion of our population that pays no income tax, and I'm not talking about the 1%ers. You'll hear crap in the media where someone who's wealthy paid less, and it's typically misleading because it was the percentage they paid that was less, not the amount. This works great for getting people riled up, just like most everything the media "reports" these days.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

dcw3 Re:And they've already stopped (629 comments)

And yet, many people call the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion a loophole.

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

dcw3 Re:And they've already stopped (629 comments)

Interest still matters? Where do you invest?

Seriously though, I agree with you conceptually. However, a large portion of the population isn't very self-disciplined, and prefers getting a refund. You can lead the horse to water, but...

3 days ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

dcw3 Re:There's no one I would call progressive today (133 comments)

Interesting. I'll agree with you that they don't compare. I'll disagree regarding the right wing's answer, and counter that Grayson was making shit up for political fodder. I'll also disagree that they own the media...and are far from it, but then maybe your definition of "right wing" differs from mine.

about a week ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

dcw3 Re:This is how America ceases to be great (133 comments)

I'd like to challenge your use of the word progressives here. How do they compare to those you would call progressive today?

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

dcw3 Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

You need to consider the availability of qualified candidates, and that goes back to the ratio of how many men/women enter the specific career field. Currently, in the U.S. women graduates with engineering degrees are below 20% of all graduates. So, is it up to hiring managers to still make 50% of their workforce women? I don't thinks so, but my company is pushing for that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

dcw3 Re:"Low Cost" (630 comments)

Okay, well your original comment didn't say anything about battleship artillery, and I'll agree that there's nothing similar for shore bombardment anymore. With respect to ship to ship, your comment didn't hold water.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

dcw3 Re:Aiming and targeting? (630 comments)

Really? Care to name a time since Vietnam when USAF has done that?

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

dcw3 Re:Aiming and targeting? (630 comments)

Depends. How far can your target move in that time. Likely, less than a mile, and since ships don't turn on a dime, they're highly likely to be proceeding on a vector over the coarse of the projectile's flight. So, just like duck hunting, you aim in front of them appropriately, only with computers doing the math for you.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

dcw3 Re:"Low Cost" (630 comments)

The navy no longer uses cannons/guns for ship to ship or ship to shore? Guess they should remove the two 30mm guns from the Littoral then. Oh, and what's that on the DDX?...oh yes, a 155mm "Advanced Gun System".

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

dcw3 Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

Funny. You care enough to post. Maybe, unlike many of us here, you didn't cut your teeth on it, and it's not of interest to you. But, unlike you, I had my first programming class in high school in the early 70s, and have fond memories of acoustic modems, hooked to teletypes, and punching out our programs on the paper tape unit attached to them. Maybe you'd consider those of us from that era to be dinosaurs. I have one thing to say to that...get the fuck off my lawn whippersnapper!

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

dcw3 Re:Moo (469 comments)

Thanks for sharing. Reading some of the posts there made me want to vomit give the level of elitism, and pure lack of knowledge.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

dcw3 Re:No (645 comments)

It might be a sound argument if 27% of the world's cellphones were Nokia 6100s (the estimated percentage of the world's computers still running XP).

It's still a sound argument. Nobody paid for a lifetime guarantee or support when they purchased these products. Stuff gets old, worn out, obsolete, etc. Suck it up, and stop blaming the OEM because you're too cheap, lazy, or stupid to upgrade.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

dcw3 Re:Depends (645 comments)

If the product was not suitable for use when you purchased it, why did you wait until now to complain?

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

dcw3 Re:Depends (645 comments)

This would force the breakup of what's included in an OS. While some parts become obsolete, others carry forward into future OSs. So, should they be required to release all of those trade secrets? And, for the sake of this discussion, let's please not get into the "all trade secrets are evil", "give them all away" argument.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

dcw3 Re:no. (645 comments)

valuable intellectual property can include trade secrets, and those were likely carried forward into later versions of the OS. You don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

dcw3 Re:Nah just have copyright last for 14 years (645 comments)

but it was effective when it was created.

The scientific evidence for that claim is nonexistent.

People who think science is the right tool for every problem domain are not as smart as they think they are.

Reference?.../duck for cover

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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